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Re: [Bug-tar] RFE? tar doesn't copy file attributes or ACL's (full permi
Re: [Bug-tar] RFE? tar doesn't copy file attributes or ACL's (full permissions)
Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:50:19 -0700
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Andreas Dilger wrote:
On Aug 02, 2009 12:41 -0700, Linda A. Walsh wrote:
Would it be possible to get tar to copy (or ignore) file attributes, and
to copy ACL's if they exist ( maybe via an option)?
Some attr's I really like to keep on files, and end up having to use
something a host of different utils (depending on fs and os), but
common examples are the '+d" 'don't dump' attribute ...
This kind of file attribute (nodump, immutable, append-only, etc) isn't
backed up by tar yet, not even the ones that already back up extended
attributes (e.g. recent RHEL/FC tar with xattr patches).
Actually, star has supported this for a long time, and bsdtar adopted
the star approach (the SCHILY.fflags attribute) a couple of years ago.
It would be nice if GNU tar also supported the same mechanism. I don't
know whether Solaris, HP, or AIX tar support it.
ACL's -- those would be most useful for me under Cygin-Windows....
ACLs are backed up by the patched RHEL/FC tar programs.
Are those supported on Cygwin/Windows? I thought the RHEL/FC patches
only supported Linux.